Workshops, tasters and practical advice on safeguarding our environment and wellbeing were on hand at the second Green Fair run by Sustainable Bury.
Staged in The Apex on Saturday there was plenty of food for thought about how small steps can improve our environment. Tony Juniper, leading environmental advisor, was the guest speaker and the event was opened by recycling guru Karen Cannard, a trustee of Sustainable Bury.
Around 800 people enjoyed visiting the fair where there was a range of stalls and workshops ranging from yoga to bicyle maintenance,
People could bring along clothing to try their hand at dyeing and there was a range of advice on energy saving measures. Community campaigns on display included the Sustainable Transport Campaign in Bury and the Bury Water Meadows lobby to conserve open spaces in the town.
There was wood turning, advice on running a smallholding and gardening in a polytunnel from Depden Farm Shop and holistic treatments from Neal’s Yard. Children enjoyed storytelling and forest school crafts and there was music from the Phoenix Folk Group, Wytchazel and youth folk group Greenshoots from Stowmarket.
Fiona Strachan, co founder of Sustainable Bury said: “We had some good feedback and people enjoyed the mix of items that were on offer. We want to raise awareness of the small steps people can make towards a more sustainable lifestyle by supporting what is on offer locally.”
More on Sustainabale Bury is available on www.sustainablebury.com